Net neutrality is a principle that says that internet traffic should be treated equally. No websites can be blocked or given lower priority by an internet service provider. It states that everything should have a similar chance of being seen on the internet. Internet service providers cannot lower the speed of certain websites to make them less accessible.
Some Positives: One of the major pros of net neutrality is that smaller websites, such as startups, are as accessible as larger websites such as large banks, or telecommunications companies. It gives an equal opportunity to everyone on the internet, and the internet is not ruled by one company, which means that everyone’s websites and blogs are visible. This means that everyone is on equal playing ground.
Another positive is that telecommunications companies cannot take over the internet, which is a huge thing because that is what many people use on a daily basis, so a telecommunications company taking over would ruin the open internet.They would only allow access to certain websites and block websites threat were a threat to them. This would really disrupt life for many people.
Some negatives: A con would be that there are many illegal services that go on online that are compensated for, such as illegal video streaming. Illegal activities like this are treated equally and have to be compensated for. Offensive websites may also be compensated for in the bid for equality on the internet.
Naturally, when equality strikes, people look for the best way to be profitable on this equal playing field. With so many people using the internet now, money can be made off of websites more. Eventually because of all the traffic on the internet, the upkeep of it will cost more, and more premium services will be invented, and internet access will be expensive.
Packets are a large component of internet traffic. Packets are smaller pieces of information that are being sent between two servers. Packets can take different routes from one host to the next host, as long as long the packets reach and are in the right order. Net neutrality states that packets should be moved impartially regardless of what content they are carrying, or where they are going.
Transmission control protocol determines how to make each packet. It sends packets and receives packets, as well as sets up the connection between two hosts. In net neutrality, all websites should have a similar connection to other hosts, which means that the TCP should be able to have a secure connection. By establishing a good connection, for every website, it should have similar speeds and connectivity.
An ip address gives a device its own identity and allows packets to be sent to that specific device. An IP address is necessary because without it, it would be difficult to send information to specific devices. By blocking IP addresses to certain websites, the net neutrality act is being broken because it does not have the same connection as other websites do.
Citations: “What Is Net Neutrality? – Definition from WhatIs.com.” SearchNetworking. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2017.
“What the FCC Net Neutrality Order Means for IP Addressing.” Team ARIN. N.p., 15 Nov. 2016. Web. 16 Oct. 2017.
“What Is TCP (Transmission Control Protocol)? – Definition from WhatIs.com.” SearchNetworking. N.p., n.d. Web. 16 Oct. 2017.
“13 Pros and Cons of Net Neutrality.” Vittana.org. N.p., 31 May 2017. Web. 16 Oct. 2017.
Pecha Kucha creation:
I wrote out my script and timed it, then I made the slideshow. I gathered a ton of images for this and I ended up with 2 images per slide.